Marks and Spencer is trying to impose cuts in pay and conditions on workers at M&S

Mandate has served strike notice and the first one day strike takes place on Saturday next (the day after to-morrow as I write).

Support for the strikers is being nationally co-ordinated by Shane Fitzgerald of  “Were not Leaving” in consultation with Mandate (see message below).

Seamus Healy TD and the Mayor Of Clonmel, Cllr Pat English (Workers and Unemployed Action) will be supporting the strike and will be present near the store in Clonmel and providing refreshments to the strikers.

There are 15 stores in all

Clonmel, Cork(Patrick St and Douglas), Killarney, New Bridge, Letterkenny, Drogheda, Athlone, Navan, Galway, Grafton St and a number in Dublin (ring Shane)

Supporters should take instructions from the strikers and Mandate officials at all times lest anything done would enable management to injunct the strikers in the courts.

Please support the strike in any way you can. Contact the strikers in your local area and be available to help them.

Paddy Healy National Organiser, Workers and Unemployed Action   086-4183732

From ‘‘   086 172 1445

From Shane Fitz here from Celbridge/North Kildare. I’m involved in this young trade unionist/young activist campaign ‘We’re Not Leaving’ and we had the idea to try support the Marks and Spencers strike this Saturday. Not recruiting or anything, just trying to give it some support and help them get a win.

We think we can provide support(show up with sandwiches and tea for the picket) at the 2 stores in Dublin City Centre, Liffey Valley, Newbridge, Galway and Cork.

David Gibney Mandate Head Organiser has sent us the map of stores and there’s one in Clonmel. Do you thank yourself, WUA and friends might be able to get down to the picket there on Saturday?

086 172 1445